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EY - Guido Vanherpe

Guido Vanherpe

La Lorraine Bakery Group

Guido Vanherpe has been the CEO of La Lorraine Bakery Group since 1995. As a third-generation member of the Vanherpe family, which owns the group, Guido has led much of the international expansion of the business, particularly La Lorraine’s growth in Eastern Europe. He has also overseen the implementation of the strong governance structures that underpin one of Belgium’s most dynamic family businesses. He is the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Belgium, and in 2016 he was awarded the EY Family Business Award of Excellence in Belgium.

Prior to joining the family business, Guido worked at Procter & Gamble and Unilever in Belgium. He holds an MBA from Indiana University in the US and currently serves as an independent board member for several businesses. He previously served as President of both the Federation of Large Bakeries in Belgium and the International Association of Large Bakeries.